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Vinita Dawra Nangia

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Does tolerance have her limits too?

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Vinita Dawra Nangia It seems tolerance has limits too. Yes, even in the world’s most liberal city, Amsterdam! “When you think of Amsterdam, you think of drinks, prostitutes and drugs, isn’t that right?” asked the lanky Dutch gentleman sitting next to us at Caf... More »

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ARE YOU A GOOD CONVERSATIONALIST?

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Vinita Dawra Nangia Meaningful interactions are the foundations on which social edifices stand. If we are not careful, we may soon see the end of the great art of good conversation! A good, healthy conversation adds zest to life. Yet the art is becoming rare. ... More »

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Thank you for Art, Books, Movies & Music!

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Vinita Dawra Nangia What would life be without books, movies, art and song! Have you ever thought of what such a banal existence would do to us? What a debt of gratitude we owe to creative expressions of the human mind! To those creative spirits who dedicate t... More »

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Why we should accept blame when we are wrong!

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Vinita Dawra Nangia Blamers are dishonest, egotistical people who are too insecure to learn from their own mistakes. Some people just cannot accept blame. Nothing that goes wrong can possibly be their fault. This unfortunately also makes them the kind of peopl... More »

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Once they crack the IAS exam…

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Vinita Dawra Nangia How does the instant celebrity status bestowed on an IAS officer affect the young men and women who have given their all towards preparing for this grueling exam? What happens when you start a career with the feeling, “Wow, I have arrived!”... More »

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Learn to create your own perfect moments!

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Vinita Dawra Nangia While ‘perfectionism’ and ‘chasing perfection’ are assured enemies of progress, creating perfect moments for ourselves is the key to a happy life! Are there moments in life that can be called perfect? In retrospect yes, but moments whose pe... More »

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Not every sacrifice leads to martyrdom!

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Vinita Dawra Nangia A martyr never sets out to make a sacrifice. The sacrifice is made in pursuit of a higher goal. Am I the only one, or does too much goodness, and a self-effacing nature irritate you as well? I do not believe that sacrifice and subduing the ... More »

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My 10 favourite life mantras

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Vinita Dawra Nangia What is your idea of a life well-lived? Do you know the principles you wish to stay true to, the mantras you live your life by? In an age when adages and sayings flow fast on all sides, when everyone is ready to shoot you with borrowed word... More »

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The Darker Side of Darkness

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Vinita Dawra Nangia The dark blurs not just the senses and our responses, but also our principles and code of ethics. The darkness of the night brings its own brand of intoxication. As the day’s pressures relax, your defenses are lowered. Darkness brands you w... More »

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Are we in control of our lives?

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Vinita Dawra Nangia Are we right in believing that we control our decisions and choices, and hence the course of our lives? As we grow older, we learn are that we have little control on circumstances or people around us. We learn that at the end of all knowled... More »

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A boat ride into a waterfall!

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Vinita Dawra Nangia Perched in unsteady basket boats, navigating deep river waters to stand under the waterfall can be as surreal an experience as you dare imagine! Quite often the best things that happen to you are the ones that you stumble upon. One could ar... More »

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A Letter to today’s Young Woman

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Vinita Dawra Nangia Hey Girl, You are lucky to be part of an age where your voice counts. You have access to the same opportunities for education and careers as men, and many more choices than your mothers or grandmothers ever did. Though sometimes I do wonder... More »